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Rye Country Day Hosts First On-Campus US Robotics Competition

The RCDS Upper School Robotics teams hosted the VEX Robotics Competition Spin-Up Qualifier on Saturday, January 14 in the Cohen Center for the Creative Arts.


The competition, which included 18 teams from 11 schools, was an exciting showcase of the students’ science, technology, engineering, and mathematics skills.

The Spin-Up Qualifier takes place on a 12’x12’ square field and involves two teams of alliances. The competition consists of a 15-second Autonomous Period, where the robot can operate using only pre-programmed instructions and sensor inputs. Immediately following, competitors take part in a Drive-Controlled Period, which lasts for one minute and forty-five seconds. The object of the game is to attain a higher score than the opposing Alliance by Scoring Discs in Goals, Owning Rollers, and Covering field tiles at the end of the Match.

A job well done to all of our teams and a big thank you to RCDS faculty, staff, parents, and community members for making this possible!

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